The Michaels and Collinsworth Cliché Carousel: Broncos at Patriots

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This blog series follows clichés said by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in NBC Sunday Night Football games this season, using the following scoring system:

Clichés: one point

(*Clichés that appear in the Snickers Broadcast Bingo advertisement=two points*) are as follows:

he gives 110 percent, they’re playing smashmouth football, he ran out of real estate, they’re playing against the clock, tack on an extra point, time to go out and execute, marching down the field, they’re in the red zone, time to go big or go home, bet they’d like to have that one back, these guys have got to stick to the game plan, he’s their go-to guy, they can practically taste victory, it’s gonna take a miracle, he’s got a quick first step, gonna have to settle for three, it is what it is, they left it all on the field, he’s got all day to throw it, now they’re just running out the clock, they’ve got to control the line of scrimmage, that’s key to the game, this guy just loves football, it’s gut-check time

Bingos: five points

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Game XIII: Denver Broncos (31) at New England Patriots (34)-Nov. 24

  1. One of those games you want to savor-Michaels
  2. A lot of mixing and matching-Michaels
  3. Another big break-Michaels
  4. Short of the first down-Michaels
  5. A big hole-Michaels
  6. A big part of this passing game-Collinsworth
  7. What a difference he’s made-Collinsworth
  8. Ridley coughed it up-Michaels
  9. Coughs it up again-Michaels
  10. Explosive play-Collinsworth
  11. Killed off one of those possessions-Collinsworth
  12. Having a banner season-Michaels
  13. The ball is loose-Michaels
  14. A different story-Michaels
  15. Came out flying-Collinsworth
  16. He’s the closer-Collinsworth
  17. A huge break-Collinsworth
  18. Fights his way-Michaels
  19. Completely banged up-Michaels
  20. Huge hole-Michaels Continue reading

The Michaels and Collinsworth Cliché Carousel: Chiefs at Broncos

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This blog series follows clichés said by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in NBC Sunday Night Football games this season, using the following scoring system:

Clichés: one point

(*Clichés that appear in the Snickers Broadcast Bingo advertisement=two points*) are as follows:

he gives 110 percent, they’re playing smashmouth football, he ran out of real estate, they’re playing against the clock, tack on an extra point, time to go out and execute, marching down the field, they’re in the red zone, time to go big or go home, bet they’d like to have that one back, these guys have got to stick to the game plan, he’s their go-to guy, they can practically taste victory, it’s gonna take a miracle, he’s got a quick first step, gonna have to settle for three, it is what it is, they left it all on the field, he’s got all day to throw it, now they’re just running out the clock, they’ve got to control the line of scrimmage, that’s key to the game, this guy just loves football, it’s gut-check time

Bingos: five points

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Game XII: Kansas City Chiefs (17) at Denver Broncos (27)-Nov. 17

  1. The atmosphere already electric-Michaels
  2. All eyes on that heavily trapped ankle of Peyton Manning-Michaels
  3. They cleaned house-Michaels
  4. Their toughest test-Michaels
  5. The big story-Michaels
  6. Right off the bat-Michaels
  7. Right off the bat-Collinsworth
  8. Picks up the first down-Michaels
  9. Have his hands full-Collinsworth
  10. That’s the key*-Collinsworth
  11. Right off the bat-Collinsworth
  12. Opens up the scoring-Michaels
  13. Not a cloud in the sky-Michaels
  14. Put it on the ground-Michaels
  15. Hung in there-Michaels
  16. Hasn’t taken a shot-Collinsworth
  17. Slings it-Michaels
  18. Short of the first down-Michaels
  19. Smith goes back to work-Michaels
  20. Third and long-Collinsworth Continue reading

Bryan Paul’s 2013 Puzzling NFL Predictions: Week 11 (broadcasting)

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In 1921, KDKA (AM) in Pittsburgh, Pa. presented the first college football game radio broadcast between the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University.

Broadcasting and football form a prosperous marriage.

According to SB Nation, National Football League teams received $322,000 in broadcasting revenue in 1962. In 2009, they collected $95.8 million.

Forty-five million people watched the Baltimore Colts play the New York Giants at Yankee Stadium according to the book The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever. Since that watershed contest, NFL games have produced other dramatic broadcast moments including “The Immaculate Reception,” “The Catch,” and “The Music City Miracle” and have made names such as Howard Cosell, Curt Gowdy and Pat Summerall famous.

In honor of the networks and individuals that present games, news and other stories about our world and culture, this week’s predictions theme is broadcasting.

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Indianapolis Colts (6-3) at Tennessee Titans (4-5)-Nov. 14-8:25 p.m.-NFL Network

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NFL Network went on the air in 2003. Indianapolis is 120-58 since the channel began operations.

Pick: Indianapolis

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Washington (3-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-5)-Nov. 17-1 p.m.-Fox

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Rich Eisen, an NFL Network program host, previously served as an anchor on ESPN’S SportsCenter. Washington 2-8 in Week 11 games since Eisen left ESPN to join NFL Network.

Pick: Philadelphia

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Detroit Lions (6-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6)-Nov. 17-1 p.m.-Fox

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Eisen was born in 1969, the same year as Fox football and baseball announcer Joe Buck. The Lions are 1-4 against Steelers since Buck began announcing NFL games in 1994.

Pick: Pittsburgh

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The Michaels and Collinsworth Cliché Carousel: Cowboys at Saints

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This blog series follows clichés said by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in NBC Sunday Night Football games this season, using the following scoring system:

Clichés: one point

(*Clichés that appear in the Snickers Broadcast Bingo advertisement=two points*) are as follows:

he gives 110 percent, they’re playing smashmouth football, he ran out of real estate, they’re playing against the clock, tack on an extra point, time to go out and execute, marching down the field, they’re in the red zone, time to go big or go home, bet they’d like to have that one back, these guys have got to stick to the game plan, he’s their go-to guy, they can practically taste victory, it’s gonna take a miracle, he’s got a quick first step, gonna have to settle for three, it is what it is, they left it all on the field, he’s got all day to throw it, now they’re just running out the clock, they’ve got to control the line of scrimmage, that’s key to the game, this guy just loves football, it’s gut-check time

Bingos: five points

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Game XI: Dallas Cowboys (17) at New Orleans Saints (49)-Nov. 10

  1. Plenty of buzz-Michaels
  2. You never know what you’ll get-Michaels
  3. Roaring out of the gate-Michaels
  4. A signature win-Collinsworth
  5. A marquee matchup-Michaels
  6. Going to work-Michaels
  7. Put a lot of heat on him-Michaels
  8. Picked up his game-Collinsworth
  9. The boo birds are out-Michaels
  10. Right off the bat-Michaels
  11. Goes to work-Michaels
  12. Going nowhere-Michaels
  13. A yard short-Michaels
  14. Right off the bat-Collinsworth
  15. The big hero-Michaels
  16. Sproles coughs it up-Michaels
  17. Short of the first down-Michaels
  18. Stretch this game out-Collinsworth
  19. Burning clock-Collinsworth
  20. Third and short-Collinsworth Continue reading

The Michaels and Collinsworth Cliché Carousel: Colts at Texans

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This blog series follows clichés said by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in NBC Sunday Night Football games this season, using the following scoring system:

Clichés: one point

(*Clichés that appear in the Snickers Broadcast Bingo advertisement=two points*) are as follows:

he gives 110 percent, they’re playing smashmouth football, he ran out of real estate, they’re playing against the clock, tack on an extra point, time to go out and execute, marching down the field, they’re in the red zone, time to go big or go home, bet they’d like to have that one back, these guys have got to stick to the game plan, he’s their go-to guy, they can practically taste victory, it’s gonna take a miracle, he’s got a quick first step, gonna have to settle for three, it is what it is, they left it all on the field, he’s got all day to throw it, now they’re just running out the clock, they’ve got to control the line of scrimmage, that’s key to the game, this guy just loves football, it’s gut-check time

Bingos: five points

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Game X: Indianapolis Colts (27) at Houston Texans (24)-Nov. 3

  1. Three signature wins-Michaels
  2. A huge game for Houston-Michaels
  3. Do or die-Michaels
  4. Make or break-Michaels
  5. Now or never-Michaels
  6. A certain Texas swagger-Collinsworth
  7. Keeping it alive-Michaels
  8. Picks up a first down-Collinsworth
  9. He kind of has that swagger-Collinsworth
  10. So far, so good-Collinsworth
  11. Buys time-Michaels
  12. A big night-Michaels
  13. A Texas shootout-Michaels
  14. Right off the bat-Michaels
  15. Going nowhere-Michaels
  16. Cost them a first down-Collinsworth
  17. He’s going to pick up that first down-Collinsworth
  18. Short of the first down-Michaels
  19. Still trying to get on track-Michaels
  20. Dropped passes have been the bug-a-boo for the Colts-Michaels Continue reading

The Michaels and Collinsworth Cliché Carousel: Packers at Vikings

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This blog series follows clichés said by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in NBC Sunday Night Football games this season, using the following scoring system:

Clichés: one point

(*Clichés that appear in the Snickers Broadcast Bingo advertisement=two points*) are as follows:

he gives 110 percent, they’re playing smashmouth football, he ran out of real estate, they’re playing against the clock, tack on an extra point, time to go out and execute, marching down the field, they’re in the red zone, time to go big or go home, bet they’d like to have that one back, these guys have got to stick to the game plan, he’s their go-to guy, they can practically taste victory, it’s gonna take a miracle, he’s got a quick first step, gonna have to settle for three, it is what it is, they left it all on the field, he’s got all day to throw it, now they’re just running out the clock, they’ve got to control the line of scrimmage, that’s key to the game, this guy just loves football, it’s gut-check time

Bingos: five points

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Game IX: Green Bay Packers (44) at Minnesota Vikings (31)-Oct. 27

  1. Two long-time rivals lock horns-Michaels
  2. A full house-Michaels
  3. Key players*-Michaels
  4. Stumbling out of the gate-Michaels
  5. Pulling all the strings-Michaels
  6. Jump out in front-Michaels
  7. Just like that-Michaels
  8. Big break-Michaels
  9. He’s going to do whatever it takes-Collinsworth
  10. Just came up short-Michaels
  11. Picks up a first down-Michaels
  12. Pick up some of the slack-Michaels
  13. A yard shy-Michaels
  14. He created something out of absolutely nothing-Collinsworth
  15. Rodgers will go to work-Michaels
  16. Minnesota has their hands full with him-Collinsworth
  17. Sling it away-Michaels
  18. They’re not winning those battles-Collinsworth
  19. Picks up a first down-Michaels
  20. A yard shy-Michaels Continue reading

The Michaels and Collinsworth Cliché Carousel: Broncos at Colts

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This blog series follows clichés said by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in NBC Sunday Night Football games this season, using the following scoring system:

Clichés: one point

(*Clichés that appear in the Snickers Broadcast Bingo advertisement=two points*) are as follows:

he gives 110 percent, they’re playing smashmouth football, he ran out of real estate, they’re playing against the clock, tack on an extra point, time to go out and execute, marching down the field, they’re in the red zone, time to go big or go home, bet they’d like to have that one back, these guys have got to stick to the game plan, he’s their go-to guy, they can practically taste victory, it’s gonna take a miracle, he’s got a quick first step, gonna have to settle for three, it is what it is, they left it all on the field, he’s got all day to throw it, now they’re just running out the clock, they’ve got to control the line of scrimmage, that’s key to the game, this guy just loves football, it’s gut-check time

Bingos: five points

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Game VIII: Denver Broncos (33) at Indianapolis Colts (39)-Oct. 20

  1. Peyton Manning’s a little bit of a control freak-Collinsworth
  2. The quarterback is playing on some other planet-Michaels
  3. Regular season games don’t have any more buzz than this-Michaels
  4. Two yards shy of the first down-Michaels
  5. Third and short-Michaels
  6. Just short of the first down-Michaels
  7. Manning will go to work-Michaels
  8. Right off the bat-Collinsworth
  9. Come up short-Collinsworth
  10. One of the great stories last year-Michaels
  11. A little short-Michaels
  12. A little rusty-Collinsworth
  13. What a godsend this guy has been-Collinsworth
  14. He has carried the load-Collinsworth
  15. Control the clock-Collinsworth
  16. That couldn’t have been a whole lot easier-Collinsworth
  17. Up and down the field-Collinsworth
  18. One of those cardinal sins-Collinsworth
  19. First in, last out-Michaels
  20. Always throwing in garbage time-Michaels Continue reading